9 days in Malta Itinerary

9 days in Malta Itinerary

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9 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Rabat, Island of Malta
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  45​min
2
Comino
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Xlendi
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Birzebbuga, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Valletta, Island of Malta
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
6
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Birkirkara, Island of Malta
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
8
Mdina, Island of Malta
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
9
Tarxien, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Vilnius


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1
night
Rabat, Island of Malta

Not to be confused with Victoria, formerly known as Rabat, the official Rabat is a town just outside of Mdina on the island of Malta.
You've now added St Paul's Catacombs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll the grounds of St Paul's Catacombs, take an in-depth tour of The Knights of Malta, contemplate the long history of Mdina Dungeons, then identify plant and animal life at Ghadira Natural Reserve, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rabat trip planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rabat is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Rabat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in July, expect Rabat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Comino.

Things to do in Rabat

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
St Paul's Catacombs ©
St Paul's Catacombs

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Comino

Comino ©
While it is not the largest island of the Maltese archipelago, Comino serves as an oasis of serenity for many reasons other than its picturesque Mediterranean location.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Santa Marija Bay and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Comino online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rabat to Comino by combination of car and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xlendi.

Things to do in Comino

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Santa Marija Bay ©
Santa Marija Bay

1
night
Xlendi

On the 16th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, Head underground at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, identify plant and animal life at Dwejra Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and finally examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Xlendi itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Comino to Xlendi in 1.5 hours. In July in Xlendi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Birzebbuga.

Things to do in Xlendi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Victoria, Dwejra Bay, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadel ©
Citadel
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

1
night
Birzebbuga, Island of Malta

Birzebbuga ©
Birżebbuġa, sometimes spelt Birzebbugia, is a seaside town in the Southern Region of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pretty Bay, see the interesting displays at Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, admire the striking features of Parish Church of Our Lady of Pompei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Fish Market, then Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Birzebbuga trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Xlendi to Birzebbuga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Birzebbuga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valletta.

Things to do in Birzebbuga

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marsaxlokk, Playmobil-FunPark, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Highlights from your plan
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum ©
Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

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Valletta, Island of Malta

Valletta
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Malta Postal Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, and finally look for gifts at J. Azzopardi Jewellers.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Valletta driving holiday planner.

Valletta is just a stone's throw from Birzebbuga. In July, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to St. Paul's Bay.

Things to do in Valletta

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta

St. Paul's Bay ©
Named after the saint who laid the foundations of Christianity on Malta over two millennia ago, St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellieha Beach, contemplate the long history of Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mellieha Parish Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta' Hagrat Temples, enjoy the sand and surf at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Paul's Bay driving holiday site .

St. Paul's Bay is just a short distance from Valletta. In July, daily temperatures in St. Paul's Bay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Birkirkara.

Things to do in St. Paul's Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellieha, Golden Bay, Ta' Hagrat Temples, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Malta Classic Car Collection Museum ©
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay ©
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

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night
Birkirkara, Island of Malta

Birkirkara ©
Birkirkara is a town in the central region of Malta. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Philip of Agira and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St George.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Birkirkara attractions tool .

Birkirkara is just a stone's throw from St. Paul's Bay. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mdina.

Things to do in Birkirkara

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of St George, Church of St Philip of Agira
Highlights from your plan
Church of St George ©
Church of St George
Church of St Philip of Agira ©
Church of St Philip of Agira

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day
Mdina, Island of Malta

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, examine the collection at Carmelite Priory Mdina, look for all kinds of wild species at Malta Falconry Centre, look for gifts at Mdina Glass, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Parish, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mdina trip itinerary planning tool .

Mdina is just a stone's throw from Birkirkara. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tarxien.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Malta Falconry Centre, Mosta Parish, Mdina Glass
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish

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Tarxien, Island of Malta

Tarxien ©
Tarxien is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Serenity.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tarxien trip itinerary tool .

Tarxien is just a stone's throw from Mdina. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarxien

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paola, Marsa, Cospicua (Bormla), Marsaxlokk Bay, Chinese Garden of Serenity
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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Tarxien Temples ©
Tarxien Temples
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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